Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is without a doubt one of the best Thai restaurants in Thailand, and perhaps in the world. It was started by Danish chef Hendrik Yde Andersen whose Thai restaurant in Denmark had already received a Michelin star. Sra Bua has since earned a coveted Michelin star on its own and has previously been listed among Asias best restaurants.
Arriving a little late I was still just on time to order the set lunch menu. This included their signature dish of frozen red curry. The dish consists of chunks of lobster with a red curry ice cream, lychee foam and some garnishes such as crispy fried onion. The whole dish is presented on dry ice to further enhance the frozen theme.
The lobster was perfectly cooked and the lychee worked well to compliment the sweetness of it. Of course the most interesting of this dish us the red curry ice cream. Tasting it on its own you could get all the familiar flavors of a red curry, but without the kick of chili. It was even a little bit sweet and I can imagine just eating a bowl of it on its own. It was very innovative and a great accompaniment to the lobster.
Fear Factor – 3 / Taste Test – 9